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Sons And Daughters Of God

February 9, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Sons And Daughters Of God

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR A) Readings: Lev. 19:1-2, 17-18 1 Cor. 3:16-23 Matt. 5:38-48 We all know that our Lord took what was written in the Law and brought it to a new and more profound level. For instance, He says several times in the Sermon on the Mount: “You have heard it said,” then states what is written in the Law. He follows this by saying: “But I say to you.” In each instance our Lord requires of His followers a far more rigorous way of dealing with others. The rigor, however, is not toward the other, but toward the self. For instance, in the Gospel reading today we hear that if someone…Continue Reading

March For Life 2017… Get In The Game

February 8, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on March For Life 2017… Get In The Game

By FR. SHENAN BOQUET (Editor’s Note: Fr. Shenan Boquet is the president of Human Life International, and he travels around the world spreading the Gospel of Life in that role. He is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese in Louisiana where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. (Fr. Boquet’s commentary below urging abortion opponents to “get in the game” was posted at HLI.org on January 28 and is reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. (In this commentary, Fr. Boquet references the January 22 March for Life in Paris. According to Fr. Mark Hodges in LifeSiteNews, more than 50,000 pro-lifers from across France gathered for the event. Carrying signs and chanting “Protecting the weak is truly strong,” protesters called…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… Historic And Surprise Encounters At The March For Life

February 6, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World… Historic And Surprise Encounters At The March For Life
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By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK The day of the annual March for Life in Washington dawned clear and dry with encouraging weather for the holy legions of faithful warriors defending the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. We joined in great numbers again in the nation’s capital to continue our unbroken witness of prayer and action since the 1973 legalization of murder of preborn boys and girls. Moderate temperatures and clear skies buoyed the spirits of the many who converged upon the streets of Washington, D.C., for the 44th annual peaceful protest. I joined the very large crowd swelling the March for Life speakers’ venue on the grounds of the Washington Monument and awaited the historic first-time…Continue Reading

What Is Faith?. . . Evolutionist Frauds, Lies, And Bluffs

February 5, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on What Is Faith?. . . Evolutionist Frauds, Lies, And Bluffs

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 23 Another fraudulent bluff of evolutionists (forgive the redundancy) was the “Nebraska Man,” but it was not a fraud but a bluff, or a joke, really. A tooth was found, and the imaginative scientists, drunk with their dreams of evolution, immediately claimed to have found the tooth of a primitive man. But when I say “imaginative,” I am not making fun of them. They managed to draw an entire man out of a tooth! That’s imagination! To make matters worse, the tooth was found not even human, either. It was the tooth of a wild pig, a peccary. . . . Other “missing links” keep on missing, such as the Neanderthal Man, the “Australopithecines,”…Continue Reading

Bread And Wine As Eucharistic Signs

February 4, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Bread And Wine As Eucharistic Signs

By DON FIER The immeasurable richness of the Holy Eucharist as the central mystery of the Catholic faith is reflected by its many designations, each of which evokes an aspect of its wondrous profundity. The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church provides a list of its more common names, many of which we considered last week: “the Eucharist, Holy Mass, the Lord’s Supper, the Breaking of the Bread, the Eucharistic Celebration, the Memorial of the Passion, death, and Resurrection of the Lord, the Holy Sacrifice, the Holy and Divine Liturgy, the Sacred Mysteries, the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, and Holy Communion” (n. 275). Truly, the Eucharist is “our highest act of thanksgiving to God” (Fr. John…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

February 3, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Catholic Replies

Q. There was a poem about the Blessed Mother that Archbishop Fulton Sheen used to recite. It began, “Lovely Lady, dressed in blue.” Can you find the words? — T.L.H., Massachusetts. A. Here are the words of the poem written by Mary Dixon Thayer: Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue Lovely Lady dressed in blue, Teach me how to pray! God was just your little boy, Tell me what to say! Did you lift Him up, sometimes, Gently on your knee? Did you sing to Him the way Mother does to me? Did you hold His hand at night? Did you ever try Telling stories of the world? O! And did He cry? Do you really think He cares If I…Continue Reading

The Wisdom Of God

February 2, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on The Wisdom Of God

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR A) Readings: Sirach 15:15-20 1 Cor. 2:6-10 Matt. 5:17-37 In the second reading today, St. Paul says that he speaks a wisdom to the spiritually mature. This seems a bit striking since he has, on several occasions in the first chapters of his First Letter to the Corinthians, stated that when he came to them it was not in wisdom. He did not preach with wisdom and fancy words, but he preached only Jesus Christ crucified. So why does he suddenly reverse himself and say that he is speaking with wisdom? In this letter, St. Paul makes a distinction between the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God.…Continue Reading

John Paul II At World Youth Day In Denver… “The Outcome Of The Battle For Life Is Already Decided”

February 1, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on John Paul II At World Youth Day In Denver… “The Outcome Of The Battle For Life Is Already Decided”

(Editor’s Note: Pope John Paul II gave the following homily at the Mass at Cherry Creek State Park, Denver, for World Youth Day VIII, on Sunday, August 15, 1993, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. John Paul II’s Denver WYD homily is especially timely now, with the 44th annual commemorations of Roe v. Wade underway and pro-life elected officials taking office. The text came from the Vatican’s website; all rights reserved.) + + + “God who is mighty has done, great things for me” (Luke 1:49). + + + Beloved Young People and Dear Friends in Christ, Today the Church finds herself, with Mary, on the threshold of the house of Zechariah in Ain-Karim. With new…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World . . . Faith Shone Amid Darkness Of D.C. Women’s “Death” March

January 30, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World . . . Faith Shone Amid Darkness Of D.C. Women’s “Death” March

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK As an oft-quoted Hebrew maxim says, “Save one life and save the world.” If the election of Donald Trump provides a safe space for pro-lifers and even one preborn life is saved as a result, then voting for him was worth it. Evidence is beginning to mount that many more than just one human being will be saved if Planned Parenthood is denied government funding. Already as of this writing, President Trump has reenacted the Mexico City policy which denies funding to abortion providers overseas. The Devil has been working overtime, however, in these first days of a new presidency as made evident by a march on Washington on the day after the inauguration that…Continue Reading

What Is Faith?… More Repellent Consequences Of Evolutionism

January 29, 2017 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on What Is Faith?… More Repellent Consequences Of Evolutionism

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 22 We tend to respect someone who may disagree with us on a scientific debate, as long as he is consistent with his arguments. As long as he accepts the natural, logical consequences of his beliefs, he deserves respect. But when someone disagrees with us but is not consistent, and contradicts himself, we naturally tend to have less respect for him in a debate, if any at all. Take, for instance, the man who sincerely believes in evolution, that is, humans descend from different couples of inferior species, baboons, chimpanzees, or gorillas, whichever they prefer to descend from. This is not reasonable. First of all, it lacks solid scientific evidence; secondly, it reduces mankind…Continue Reading